If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.